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Base Plate Kit Needed for a 2000 Honda CR-V

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Which base plate kit will fit my 2000 Honda CR-V 2wd Front wheel dive. Does it mount to exiting holes on the frame

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The base plate kit for your 2000 Honda CR-V is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit.

This is heavy duty and the draw bars are removable for when the vehicle is not being towed.

This kit mounts to the vehicle frame and may require some trimming of the fascia or air dam for installation.

Along with the base plate kit you will need a tow bar and wiring for the towed vehicles taillights. With the XL base plate kit you can use any of the Roadmaster tow bars. If you will be towing frequently I would recommend the Falcon 2 or Falcon All Terrain, part # RM-520, # RM-522, because of the convenience they provide and if you will only be towing once or twice a year you could use the RoadMaster StowMaster, part # RM-501.

For lighting the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # RM-2120. You will need safety cables along with this kit, part number # RM-645.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking on the vehicle being flat towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and use is the Even Brake proportional system # RM-9400. It will apply the CR-V brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the easiest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Be sure to consult your CR-V owners manual for specific information on flat towing the vehicle. I have also included some helpful links to our series of help articles on flat towing for you.

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